Ham and Cheese Hash Browns

Randy Mayor; Jan Gautro
This recipe resembles a hearty potato hash and is a great use for leftover ham. Cooked entirely in the microwave, it's ready to eat in less than 15 minutes, so pair it with fresh fruit or a salad for a truly effortless dinner.

Yield:

2 servings (serving size: 1 3/4 cups)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 378
Caloriesfromfat 30 %
Fat 12.5 g
Satfat 6.2 g
Monofat 2.7 g
Polyfat 1.4 g
Protein 20 g
Carbohydrate 41.8 g
Fiber 6.1 g
Cholesterol 55 mg
Iron 1.3 mg
Sodium 817 mg
Calcium 204 mg

Ingredients

3 cups frozen hash brown potatoes with onions and peppers (such as Ore-Ida Potatoes O'Brien)
1/3 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup drained canned quartered artichoke hearts, chopped
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
3 ounces smoked ham, cut into bite-sized pieces
1/2 cup (about 2 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese

Preparation

Combine potatoes and chicken broth in a 1-quart microwave-safe casserole. Cover with lid, and microwave at HIGH 12 minutes, stirring after 6 minutes.

Uncover dish. Stir in 1/2 cup artichoke hearts, green onions, 1/8 teaspoon black pepper, and ham. Sprinkle with cheese. Microwave, uncovered, at HIGH 1 minute.

Note:

Elaine Magee, M.P.H., R.D.,

April 2004